Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Chemical engineers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Colorado 500 $99,300 1
Idaho 260 $97,500 2
Delaware 840 $94,350 3
District of Columbia 120 $92,860 4
Virginia 950 $88,760 5
Indiana 590 $88,320 6
Massachusetts 1,520 $86,400 7
California 1,930 $86,290 8
Washington 550 $86,280 9
Louisiana 1,110 $86,050 10
New Jersey 1,130 $85,340 11
Texas 4,430 $84,420 12
Maryland 890 $83,200 13
West Virginia 240 $82,770 14
Connecticut 210 $82,110 15
Alabama 690 $80,540 16
New York 1,270 $79,390 17
Kentucky 590 $78,830 18
Missouri 610 $78,590 19
North Carolina 610 $78,210 20
Ohio 1,500 $78,050 21
Maine 190 $77,030 22
Wisconsin 290 $76,810 23
Kansas 230 $76,520 24
Tennessee 460 $76,440 25
South Carolina 880 $75,500 26
Pennsylvania 910 $75,050 27
Illinois 900 $74,730 28
Arkansas 160 $74,680 29
Florida 420 $73,730 30
Mississippi 160 $73,190 31
Michigan 1,120 $71,050 32
Minnesota 430 $70,820 33
Iowa 280 $70,790 34
Georgia 500 $70,460 35
Arizona 300 $65,980 36
Puerto Rico 260 $65,130
Oklahoma 230 $63,960 37